About Me

Clients don’t come to me with their problems- they come to me with their solutions that have not been working. Most often the solutions (symptoms) make sense when viewed as being micro-adaptations to environmental stressors or an attempt to solve the problem. What I have found to be true and what the research also indicates is that a key factor in effective therapy, is the working relationship between the client and therapist.
At this point of the bio I can start throwing out many different treatment modalities that I use, explain my theoretical framework or use catchy phrases like 'unconditional positive regard, client centered treatment' however, I find that to be effective in my role I need to explain things in ways that they can easily be understood. I imagine that we all have an invisible bucket we carry around with us on a daily basis. Sometimes we add things (stressors) to our bucket and sometimes those around us dump their things in our bucket also. When our bucket has become overfilled, this is when problems begin to happen in our day to day lives. My goal is to give you a safe place to empty your overflowing bucket and learn ways to keep it from getting so filled up.
We will explore your issues, help you to articulate what you're feeling/thinking and strategize on how to make meaningful, lasting change. As a bonus, I might even make you crack a smile or laugh on occasion. Being human, we seek comfort and predictability. You are to be commended for stepping out of your comfort zone, choosing action rather than status quo! The personal growth and insight that can occur from our sessions is much like learning and preparing to do a backflip for the first time. Are you ready to do backflips?



Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #0000007131 (Expires: 2023-07-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Thom Barry. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by R.Y. on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Thom for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

So great!

Written by B.E. on May 27, 2022 after therapy with Thom for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Excellent listener. Asks great questions. Offers solid advice. Had been a life changer for me so far

Written by J.E. on May 11, 2022 after therapy with Thom for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, anger management, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and addictions

Thom puts real effort into getting to know his clients. I appreciated his intentionality in finding resources right for me, and I was impressed by how well he spoke to my needs, sharing examples and stories applicable to my situation and field of interest that I had never heard of before. He helped me find blind areas I was unable to see in myself and in my decisions, and helped me be proactive about it.

Written by T.R. on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Thom for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Always on point and helpful!

Written by C.O. on Mar 31, 2022 after therapy with Thom for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Very easy to talk to and eager to help me

Written by D.A. on Mar 08, 2022 after therapy with Thom for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Thom is incredibly personable and always listens carefully to what I'm saying. He always offers great real-world examples and metaphors that apply to whatever I'm dealing with that help me see things in a different perspective. I would recommend him to anyone looking for an interactive therapy experience with someone who really takes the time to understand what you're dealing with and offers concrete steps to deal with them.

Written by L.O. on Feb 27, 2022 after therapy with Thom for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Thom is been amazing he makes me feel comfortable. Easy to talk to like an old friend that you have known forever.

Written by S.H. on Jul 14, 2021 after therapy with Thom for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coaching

Thom has been wonderful. He’s incredibly knowledgeable on anxiety and trauma and has provided a ton of resources and tools to help me understand the root causes of my issues and how to address them. I’m very grateful for him and his dedication to helping me!

Written by J.E. on Apr 28, 2021 after therapy with Thom for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Thom does a great all around job

Written by J.O. on Apr 24, 2021 after therapy with Thom for 2 weeks on issues concerning anger management, and bipolar disorder

Really easy to talk to and very friendly.

Written by D.A. on Apr 22, 2021 after therapy with Thom for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Thom has been very helpful as I go through the process of gaining a deeper understanding of my behaviour and my thinking. He has provided me with useful materials that I can answer and review. He is a good listener and provides advice impartially He has definitely imparted valuable learnings along the way. I am so thankful for Thom for going through this journey with me.

Written by L.I. on Apr 07, 2021 after therapy with Thom for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

He shows that he cares always asks how I’m feeling and doing and has giving me great suggestions for dealing with my problems.

Written by C.L. on Mar 03, 2021 after therapy with Thom for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, and trauma and abuse

Thom Barry is confident kind and compassionate as a counsellor. He offered non judgemental advice and offered tips and suggestions that were productive and have elicited extremely good results .
I am particularly impressed by his willingness to engage with holistic practice and it provides a reassuring insight in to medicine and the treatment of depressive disorders. also anyone whocan stay in the face of a storm literally is a good reassuring individual to have at the end of a phone!

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